Jazz.Covers.Politics - Album Art in an Age of Activism will be on view from April 11 to August 23, 2013 at The Nathan Cummings Foundation.
From Louis Armstrong's “(What did I do to be so) Black and Blue” and Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit” to John Coltrane's "Africa/Brass," this music, with its emphasis on individual freedom and improvisation, is deeply political. The exhibition Jazz.Covers.Politics presents original album covers along with beautiful reproductions, surveying the history of jazz music as part of an ongoing struggle for justice in the United States and beyond.
Curated by C. Daniel Dawson, Diedra Harris-Kelley and Robert G. O’Meally.
Viewing Hours are by appointment, Monday through Friday. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Foundation is located at 475 10th Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10018.
This exhibition was organized by the Romare Bearden Foundation.